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[Detainment] features two of the finest performances from child actors I've seen in quite some time, and the way the filmmakers use editing to peal back the layers of lies and half-truths to get to the true story is remarkably sophisticated.
Not particularly child-friendly, this ... features five one-word titles ranging from 17 to 30 minutes in length, with a breakdown that brings two films from Quebec, one from Spain, an Irish entry, and a striking film from the United States.
Take it from me: watch the documentary and animated shorts and leave most of these alone. This is unquestionably an off year for this category and certainly not representative of its greatest abilities.
Rarely has the short film category, especially the features and animated films, been dominated so completely by children in extreme distress and mopey narratives about aging. Some of them are extremely good.
The 2019 Oscar nominated live action shorts hail from Spain, the UK, Canada and U.S., but while they take on many genres - true crime, mystery, coming of age adventure and drama - they all have one thing in common, death.